Neil set up Zokit in 2013 after running a successful digital marketing agency and business coaching and training consultancy. He’s been in business since the age of 16 and has also held various senior management roles in the public sector. Monmouthshire born and bred, he’s lived in Cardiff for over 15 years. He says “The future success of business is in the power of networks, collaboration and knowledge sharing.” Random fact: Neil once met David Bowie in a book shop in San Francisco but had to cut the encounter short as his travel partner became starstruck, started hyperventilating and had to be carried off.
Hub Leader for Chepstow
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Stephanie heads up her own company, Mindful Managing. Using her 30 years experience in HR and Training she works in partnership with businesses to enable them to get the best from their people.
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Hub Leader for Cardiff North
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Bob heads up Anchor Success, a company that helps business owners and individuals improve their selling ability via masterclasses and one to one coaching. He is also Managing Director of Mynt Apps, a company providing mobile marketing apps. With a background in corporate sales, he has a wealth of knowledge about business and people.
Random fact: Bob worked with the Royal Family for 3 years!
Bridgend Hub Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07496 689940
Liz runs The Box Full of Business. She is the person to contact to help you get the most from your business with lots of contacts.
Dyfrig Thomas Vale Hub Leader email@example.com / 07766 952913
Dyfrig runs LEFf Business Development and Consulting. He is a business coach based in Penarth and has extensive experience in the education sector and with SMEs
Karen Brown – Member Admin
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Karen runs Cakes Simply, making delicious coffee shop style cakes for local business. She also runs Office Simply, providing administrative duties to small businesses such as Zokit! Karen is from Cornwall and has lived in the Cardiff area since 2005. Her background is in early education but has recently returned to follow her passions for baking, organising and networking! You can never have too many coffee and cake appointments scheduled in your diary!
Karen is there to update the website members page and to help Head Honcho Neil to keep in touch and update Zokit members of upcoming events in the Zokit calendar. Please feel free to contact Karen with any queries related to these things.
Sian Faire – Marketing Angel
Sian has worked in various roles in the public and private sector, including marketing, project management, business planning, and administration, as well as working in the fitness industry. She currently is a Virtual Assistant, living between South Wales and Gran Canaria.
Sian’s Zokit role as Marketing Angel includes looking after the weekly emails to members and non members, member offers, and social media engagement.
Gareth Harris – Bridgend Biz Wiz
Gareth has spent many years collecting ‘bits’ of information that can make you think about your business in a slightly different way. At each Bridgend meeting Gareth will be spending a couple of minutes sharing one of these bits of business wisdom.
Dale Edmonds – Guest Liaison
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Fiona Adams – Social Media Angel for Cardiff North Hub
Fiona has kindly taken on this role as an expert in social media. She works at Severn Bay, Business Insurance Specialists. Look out for her Zokit posts on your social media.
Lora Payne – Vale Hub Event Angel
Lora will pop up at a few of the Zokit events, you will mainly find her at her home hub – Zokit Vale. In Lora’s spare time she is the director of LCVA Services Ltd and is working on another exciting project which is due to launch soon. A funny fact is that she is absolutely petrified of the 3 S’ – Sharks, snakes and spiders!!